Mother Earth Living

Colorful Countertops

Consider color when choosing your sustainable countertops.
By Lori Tobias
March/April 2009

Consider your options when shopping for new countertops.
Chart By Michelle Galins
Slideshow


Content Tools

Related Content

Sustainable Wood: Certifying Sustainable Forestry Management

If you love the look and feel of real wood but also want to save trees, you’ll need to wade through ...

Cradle to Cradle Countertops

Remember these tips when installing new countertops.

Sherwin-Williams Asked to Modify No-VOC Paint Claims

The Council of Better Business Bureaus National Advertising Division recommends that Sherwin-William...

Enter Natural Home's 2009 Kitchen and Bathroom of the Year Contest

Do you have or know of an amazing, stylish and eco-friendly kitchen or bathroom? We are looking for ...

When choosing countertops, color is an important consideration that’s often overlooked, says architect Peter Pfeiffer of Barley & Pfeiffer in Austin, Texas. “We encourage our clients to choose as light a color as possible to enhance lighting in the kitchen,” he says. A brighter kitchen requires less artificial light and lighter surfaces don’t hold heat like darker ones can. “In turn, that reduces electricity consumption and air-conditioning costs. The less light you use, the less electricity you consume and the less heat you consume with your air conditioning.”








Post a comment below.

 








Subscribe today and save 50%

First Name: *
Last Name: *
Address: *
City: *
State/Province: *
Zip/Postal Code:*
Country:
Email:*
(* indicates a required item)
Canadian subs: 1 year, (includes postage & GST). Foreign subs: 1 year, . U.S. funds.
Canadian Subscribers - Click Here
Non US and Canadian Subscribers - Click Here

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living!

Welcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $14.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $19.95.